Estate Planning

Secure Your Legacy with Comprehensive Estate Planning

At Hergott Law, we believe that a well-crafted estate plan is essential for ensuring that your wishes about how your wealth should be passed on after your death are followed with a minimum of probate fees, legal fees and taxes. Effective planning will give you peace of mind that those close to you will be looked after.

Our Estate Planning Services Include:

1. Wills and Trusts: We assist in drafting legally sound wills and establishing trusts that clearly outline your wishes for asset distribution. Our goal is to ensure that your loved ones are taken care of and that your estate is managed according to your instructions.

2. Litigation Conscious: Paul puts his extensive litigation background to work to identify how your estate plan might be disrupted by lawsuits. Care is taken to protect against estate litigation which can result in significant amounts of your estate going to paying lawyers, and your wishes not being followed.

3. Estate Tax Planning: We provide strategic advice to minimize what can be a massive drain of probate fees and taxes. We will identify when specialized estate tax accounting expertise is required and will refer you to accounting experts in that field as the need arises.

4. Guardianship Designations: If you have minor children, we help you designate guardians who will care for them in the event of your passing. This is an important step in ensuring your children’s future is secure.

5. Executor options: Choosing your executor can be difficult, particularly when taking into account the burden that adding that “part-time job” to a loved one can be and how making a choice will undoubtedly cause feelings for those not chosen. At your request, we will provide options for professional executors, whether that be a corporate (bank) executor or appointing Paul Hergott.

Why Choose Hergott Law for Estate Planning?

Personalized Approach: We understand that every individual’s situation is unique. Our estate planning services are tailored to meet your specific needs and goals, ensuring that your plan reflects your values and priorities.

Litigation Expertise:  Paul Hergott has over 25 years of litigation experience and knows firsthand how lengthy, expensive and unpredictable litigation can be. When crafting an estate plan, it is a priority at Hergott Law to minimize the likelihood of estate litigation.

Compassionate Service: We are committed to providing compassionate and understanding service. We know that estate planning can be a sensitive process, particularly with blended families which have become the norm. We are here to support you every step of the way.

Proactive and Thorough Our proactive approach ensures that all aspects of your estate plan are thoroughly considered and addressed. We take the time to understand your concerns and provide comprehensive solutions.

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Take the first step in securing your legacy. Contact Hergott Law today to schedule a consultation and start your estate planning process with confidence.